China plane crash: PM Imran expresses deep grief over loss of lives

ISLAMABAD: 21, MARCH, 2022: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday expressed his deep grief over loss of lives in a passenger plane crash in China and expressed sympathies with the bereaved families.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote that "Deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives in the passenger plane crash in China. We share the grief of our Chinese brothers and sisters and convey our deepest condolences and sympathies with the bereaved families."
A China Eastern passenger jet carrying 133 people has crashed in southwest China and caused a mountain fire with casualties unknown, state broadcaster CCTV reported Monday.
The Boeing 737 plane crashed in the rural countryside near Wuzhou city, Guangxi region and "caused a mountain fire", CCTV said, citing the provincial emergency management bureau. The report added that rescue teams were dispatched to the scene.
CCTV said a "China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 plane carrying 133 people has crashed in Teng county, Wuzhou, Guangxi, and caused a mountain fire."
Local media reported that China Eastern flight MU5735 had not arrived at its scheduled destination in Guangzhou after it took off from the city of Kunming shortly after 1:00 pm (0500 GMT) Monday, citing airport staff.
There was no immediate response from China Eastern when contacted by AFP. (04)

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